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MSNBC
Aug 24, 2013 3:00am PDT
forever. the march on washington. august 28th, 1963. ♪ >> people of all races, regular people from all walks of life, marching against injustice, marching to change history. >> we are the moral revolution. >> how long? we want our freedom and we want it now. >> a call to ask and a call for peace. a word that inspired a people, a nation and the entire world. >> free at least, free at least. thank god almighty we are free at least. >> tonight a special hour-hour toll particulars nation. the march on washington. the dream continues. >>> good evening. i'm al sharpton live from the lincoln memorial here on the national mall. first years ago hundreds of thousands of people stood where i am right now watching history. millions more watching at home, seeing the leaders of the civil rights movement. call for justice and equality. i talked to him from the exact spot where he can spoke 50 years ago. and we'll hear some of the young people who traveled hundreds of miles to help change the course of history. i'm honored to begin the show tonight with martin luther king iii and reverend joseph lowry
MSNBC
Aug 23, 2013 9:00pm EDT
night in phoenix turned around. getting ready for the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, "the new york times" website today posted that paper's original coverage, their coverage in the paper from the day that the march happened, back in 1963. and, of course, what's funny about the coverage, looking back on it now. funny/creepy/funny/creepy is how obsessed "the times" was and ow obsessed all of the mainstream media was. how relevant it felt to point out over and over again how nice the whole thing was. this emphasis is out of control. "it was an orderly washington rally." "the leaders of march called on congress with courtesy." "congress responded cordially." "it was an occupying army of marchers on washington, but it was polite." "politeness is the order of the day." "even the traffic control worked smoothly." "disorders were at a minimum." "only four arrested, including a nazi." oh, see, only the nazis were getting arrested. that was a fine day for a walk to the national mall. it is sometimes easier to see in history than it is up close while stuff is happening. but tac
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 9:00pm PDT
our own. >>> continuing reverberations from the 50th anniversary of the march on washington from august 1963. martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech. the conservative media in our country, mostly yesterday, tried to pretend that anniversary was not happening. they spent last night complaining bitterly there were no republicans on stage a the 50th anniversary event. republicans weren't invited. today was the day when the conservative media finally bothered to google the thing they were complaining about after the fact to realize tons of republicans were invited to be on the stage at the march on washington, it's just that every single one of them said no. the first president bush said no for health reasons. the second president bush said no also presumably for health reasons. jeb bush said no as well, because i don't know. as did john boehner. as did republican house majority leader eric cantor who has been trying to reinvent himself as the republican vaguely friendly toward sieve rights. eric cantor this year marched with john lewis at the re-enactment of the selma march at
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 1:00am PDT
material, in connection with the speech he gave on the march on washington, i had provided him with a summary of ideas and summary of language that he had previously discussed. so it wasn't as if i was providing him with some creative ideas that were solely mine. i was more like a secretary who was summarizing and putting in the form that could be used for the speech, the opening paragraphs, little did i know, until i was sitting listening to him, i was standing some 50 feet behind him, when i was listening very carefully, i said, oh, my god, i guess he decided to use those opening paragraphs. to those paragraphs, which constituted the first seven paragraphs. to those opening paragraphs, he seemlessly added his own additional paragraphs, and it was when he was speaking his own additional paragraphs that he was interrupted from the written speech that he had prepared. and he was interrupted by mahalia jackson who shouted to him, tell him about the dream, martin. tell him about the dream. most people don't know that the speech which is so frequently celebrated over the years, the i ha
MSNBC
Aug 5, 2013 9:00pm PDT
something called "the washington post" to his portfolio of investments alongside the 10,000-year clock in that mountain in west, texas, and also a company that makes little tiny mobile air bags that are supposed to deploy when they sense that you might be dropping your cell phone. and also pets.com and cosmo.com both of which went out of business when he invested in them, when news broke today that the venerable "washington post" was being bought by jeff bezos for $250 million cash, which is less than 1% of what he is worth, does what that means and what you think about that depend more on what you think about the "washington post" as an institution or what you think of jeff bezos as a guy? how much does ownership of news outlets make a difference in the worth of what those news outlets produce? that is becoming a less and less abstract question all the time in our country now because as the news business becomes totally fiscally devalued, frankly, random people can buy even its most esteemed and important pillars for the change rolling around in the bottom of their golf bag. wha
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2013 9:00pm PDT
quote "washington post." exposes detailed much that we did not know before about the reach of america's intelligence agencies into the lives of ordinary non-terrorist, non-suspicious people living in this country. the way u.s. intelligence can and does track our phone calls, our e-mails, virtually all of it all the time. laura poitras and glenn greenwald have done this reporting based on classified documents, who has temporary asylum in russia. it is laura poitras and glenn greenwald who know what their source has to tell. it's they who have been telling his story, making news out of the documents he's given to them week after week now since june. yeah, their source may be in russia now, but they're not.
MSNBC
Aug 20, 2013 6:00pm PDT
"washington post" reporting on this today was the first i learned about it, and i don't totally understand. i feel like i have been waiting to hear some sort of national answer from democrats about a national strategy to combat what is obviously a national republican strategy to roll back voting rights. what exactly are you toidoing? >> what the american values first voting rights strategy, is a 50-state strategy to promote policies and legislation that will, you know, ease access to voting as well as opposing the myriad of voter suppression measures going on in the states. over 30 states right now have either passed legislation or are in the process of passing legislation that would make it more difficult for people to vote. we're talking about students. we're talking about the disabled. we're talking about elderly. we're talking about minorities. this is really a truly -- it's an attack upon, you know, american values and, you know, american rights. >> we have been reporting on that for years now in terms of these very aggressive republican efforts, very similar republican eff
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 6:00pm PDT
greatest foreign policy mistake ever. so now here we are. the drum beat in washington today says that there is going to be an american or an american and allied military hit of some kind against sere wra. what will that do? what choices does president obama have in terms of how to respond if we does want to respond militarily or otherwise? does congress get a say in the matter? and what happens if we are wrong about this? our government's track record on being wrong about chemical weapons is long. it spans multiple administrations for multiple reasons. if the use of chemical weapons really is going to be a real redline in the world that demands a response when it happens, why is the world waiting for our government to make up our government's own mind about whether this happened? instead of waiting for the u.n. weapons inspectors to say definitively one way or the other? the u.n. weapons inspectors are in syria right now. why is the world waiting on the u.s. government, especially with our track record on this issue? instead of waiting on the experts who are right now looking into thi
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 6:00pm PDT
ashamed? kick off your commonwealth of opportunity tour the very same day the "washington post" publishes new information about what yet more cash that you have taken since you have been governor. this time it was $50,000, apparently, that governor bob mcdonnell took from a virginia beach doctor. the governor took the money from the doctor then turned around and offered that same doctor a seat on a state medical board. but this time, thankfully, there appears to be a saving grace for the governor in that the quo was apparently rejected by the quid. even though the governor took the doctor's 50 grand then offered the doctor that seat on the state medical board, the doctor did not accept the offer. so, saving grace. since governor ultrasound has decided to just be completely u.n. embarrassed by all this, totally unashamed, federal grand jury, grand schmury, it's the commonwealth of opportunity for me. hey, buddy, have i got a deal for you? governor ultrasound is trying to appear untroubled by all the trouble he's in, the other person in virginia politics getting into deeper and d
MSNBC
Aug 31, 2013 3:00am PDT
mcdermott from washington state, par of the bipartisan movement that wants congress to vote before any action in syria. congressman, what was your reaction to john kerry's statements today? >> well, it sounds very much like iraq. we've got the drumbeat of war, and we're giving the -- they're giving us the bums rush that everything is all in line and everything is perfect. i remember colin powell going to the united nations and telling us the very same sort of thing. they knew everything. and you can see what we got out of iraq. i actually remember the attacks that bill clinton made on sudan and afghanistan back in 1995. those were also told that we were going to hit a munitions factory where they were making weapons of mass destruction, and we are rushing too fast. the congress should be brought in. we should all be made aware of what's going on. it should not be the president acting unilaterally. it is not his army. it is the army of the united states of america, and we are the ones who are sending them to war and we should vote to do it and take responsibility for it. >> i have not a
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 12:00am EDT
whether to move forward and how on this issue, alongside the washington incessant nattering on this issue which right now feels like it is going nowhere, at the same time, a totally different very emotional and at times daring series of actions and provocations and protests have been unfolding around the country and on the border on this issue. actions largely taken by young people. like these kids who worked with the group called united we dream to organize this effort that you see filmed here. these three kids, living here in the u.s., whose mothers had been deported. these three kids went to nogales. the kids in nogales, arizona, on this side of the border, and their moms to nogales, mexico, on the other side of the border. they road tripped and agreed to meet at the fence. these kids who had not seen their moms in years got to see their mothers finally through the barrier of the border fence. very emotional, moving demonstration. this is not play acting. this is real. these are real people, real family, real kids and their moms. this was accompanied by a very clear political mes
MSNBC
Aug 13, 2013 9:00pm PDT
christie because he cuts this jib of being this guy who can come to washington, shake things up, maybe change how things get done. >> highest favorables in the nation. >> right. he does have this primary problem. at the end of the day when -- way i look at this gun issue is, in every nursery school across the country where kids who are, like, 2, 3, 4, 5 years old, after sandy hook, every single one of them changed the way they did something. and chris christie is the governor of the state of new jersey has the power to change something big that could stop another one of those from happening and doesn't have the courage to do that because he's worried about rand paul in iowa? i think it really undercuts the brand he's trying to build. >> what is going to happen, though, within the republican primary process between the distance -- regarding the distance between what the republican base demands in the primaries, and what is a popular general election position. i mean, 95% of gun owning households in new jersey say that chris christie should sign this background check bill. i mean, new je
MSNBC
Aug 13, 2013 12:00am EDT
"washington post" breaking the news on the governor taking another $50,000 cash from a guy who he then offered a seat on a state medical board. now week two of the commonwealth of opportunity tour starts with the first major newspaper in virginia calling for governor bob mcdonnell to resign. it is the "daily progress" newspaper in charlottesville, virginia, and their editorial calling for governor mcdonnell to resign is bralt. "mr. mcdonnell's effectiveness is at an end. worst, mr. mcdonnell has become an outright liability to the commonwealth and its citizens. he has repeatedly then blindness to the importance of the scandal. apparently because there is no true north in his ethical compass." there have been other calls, of course, for governor mcdonnell to resign before now, but before now it has mostly been democratic politicians making those noises. now, though, it is not just a major newspaper in the state of virginia, it is a major newspaper who endorsed the governor. "having endorsed mr. mcdonnell, nearly four years ago, it gives us no pleasure now to urge him to resign. in terms
MSNBC
Aug 27, 2013 6:00pm PDT
this. a month later the same group reportedly hit the "washington post" and also cnn and also "time" magazine. when it launched that last attack, the syrian electronic army tweeted an image to show they had taken over the domain names. between late april and mid august, four months, this anonymous unknown hacker group, allied with the syrian government, successfully attacked and took over websites or twitter accounted connected to the "associated press", and the "guardian" and "financial times," "reuters, t" cnn, "time magazine and "the onion." today it happened again. 3:00 eastern this afternoon, "the new york times" website, nytimes.com no longer worked on my internet machine. i say it that way. weirdly, a friend working in northern new england who i was e-mailing with about something at the time said he was still able to access "the new york times" website, but in new york and most places, nobody could get it. "the new york times" quickly posted this message on their facebook page, acknowledging many people, most people were unable to access their website. they said "our initial
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 9:00pm EDT
democrats on election day. >> after decades of broken politics in washington, after eight years of failed policies from george w. bush, you don't need to boo, you just need your you just need to vote. after 21 months of a campaign that has taken us from the rocky coasts of maine, to the sunshine of california, we are one day away from changing america. one day. >> the next day barack obama went on to win florida. he when on to win virginia. he went on to win north carolina. a democrat won in north carolina. bill clinton did not win north carolina either time. but barack obama did. he did. just barely. he won by a little more than 14,000 votes. that was the first time a democrat had carried north carolina in a presidential election since jimmy carter. the obama campaign thought the state of north carolina was within reach. they pumped $15 million into the state to try to win it and they won it. they won on the strength of some key voting groups in the state. for example, voters 29 and younger voted for barack obama 74% to 26%. look at the african-american vote in north carolina. black vote
MSNBC
Aug 8, 2013 4:00am EDT
whatever. it was definitely policy in the bush years, set in washington. but it's not like these washington policy makers were traveling around the world carrying it out themselves, someone down the food chain had to carry this policy out out in the field. a recent review by the open society institute says this was done by the u.s. more than 130 times after 9/11, regardless of the laws of the countries in which it happened. this thing in milan, this is the only rendition case where the americans who did it got criminally charged as kids nappers. robert had planned to retire in italy, had a very nice house there, then all this unpleasantness happened. then came the investigation, the arrest ant, by the time the arrest warrant was out, he fled italy entirely. no one believes that most of the names on that charge sheet were actual real people, they were probably aliases since most of these folks were working under cover. but robert suldan lady were real. and none of the others were in the courtroom to face prosecution. in 2009 the ruling came down. the judge convicted him and 22 oth
MSNBC
Jul 31, 2013 6:00pm PDT
washington is breaking. i mean, just a little, with republican leaders no longer united in saying, no. sometimes lately it's seemed as though the republican party is just having a breakup. like when new jersey governor chris christie called out senator rand paul for being so libertarian, even though his state brings home loads of federal dollars, and then rand paul called chris christie the king of bacon which considering might be kind of a remark. and then rand paul goes on fox and invites chris christie for a beer at the pub around the corner. these two are giving a preview of the next presidential primary. in addition to bacon and beer, it seems to involve actual debate over the last couple weeks, the senate took a vote on immigration reform and passed the bill with republican support. just tonight the senate confirmed the director for alcohol tobacco and firearms, atf for the first time in seven years. if this keeps up, who knows, the senate could start having up or down votes on all sorts of stuff. heck, john mccain says he regrets his vote on those budget cuts that are hurting t
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 9:00pm PDT
washington post," look, ralph trapp, an independent expert in biological weapons based in france, says the video broadly appears to show intoxication from a nerve agent. he said it's consistent with what you would see if a nerve agent was used. however, he says, questions remain as to why medical staff who appear in close proximity to the victims in the videos wearing little protection do not themselves appear to show symptoms. quote, if it was sarin, there would be a certain amount present on the hair and skin and whoever handles them would pick up some of the effects. here is a question, also. we know syria has chemical weapons f. syria did use them today, why did they pick today? why now? why would they use them when the u.n. inspectors just arrived in their country. u.n. inspectors are in syria right now able and eager to investigate exactly this sort of thing. why pick now to launch this large scale attack? and with this emergency meeting at the u.n. convened today, the short term question is whether those investigators who are in syria already, whether they will be allowed into t
MSNBC
Aug 15, 2013 6:00pm PDT
republicans. "washington post" had a slightly more accurate take. "just how stupid does heritage think republican politicians are?" heritage poll was a pseudo poll conducted by a conservative polling firm, a push poll with loaded questions asked in mostly republican districts in order to get the answer heritage wants. here's an example of the way they asked the question. check this out. this is how the heritage poll asked respondents if they'd support republicans shutting down the government to defund obama care. this is how they worded the question. in order to get president obama to agree to at least have a time-out on implementing the health care law and its full effects, would you approve or disapprove of a temporary slowdown in nonessential federal government operations which still left all essential government services running? slightly different from do you support government shutdown to defund obama care? the other aspect of this poll that heritage has been trying to sell is that this poll represents america as a whole. this isn't just a poll of the republican base. this is a r
MSNBC
Aug 20, 2013 4:00am EDT
the article he wrote, teamed up with laura poitras along with reporting from the "washington post." exposes detailed much that we did not know before about the reach of america's intelligence agencies into the lives of ordinary non-terrorist, non-suspicious people living in this country. the way u.s. intelligence can and does track our phone calls, our e-mails, virtually all of it all the time. laura poitras and glenn greenwald have done this reporting based on classified documents, who has temporary asylum in russia. it is laura poitras and glenn greenwald who know what their source has to tell. it's they who have been telling his story, making news out of the documents he's given to them week after week now since june. yeah, their source may be in russia now, but they're not. glenn greenwald lives in brazil with his partner who's brazilian. laura poitras has been living in germany, to work on her documentary about u.s. surveillance without worrying the u.s. government will try to seize her material. earlier yesterday morning glenn greenwald got a call, informed him his partner,
MSNBC
Aug 2, 2013 6:00pm PDT
, this was the scene right around 3:00 this afternoon on the steps of the u.s. capitol in washington. everybody out! everybody out! time to go! you don't have to go home but you got to live the heck out of here. yes, there was a mass exodus out of washington today as the house of representative s officially adjourned for their august recess this afternoon. and like teenagers on the last day of school, members of congress just bolted for the exits today. once the final bell rang, bye-bye, see you in a month. washington is now heading off for its summer vacation. their august recess. what do you do when you're heading off for vacation? well, don't you tend to take care of a few last-minute things? maybe you run the dishwasher one last time. you take out the trash. you do all of these things in order to put your house in order. before you leave. and you do that so that you're not faced with a big, stinky mess when you get back home. that's what people do when they're heading out for vacation. turns out washington did the same thing. now, contrary to what you may have heard, they actuall
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